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Forum: Ifish Community 07-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Please help me understand their logic

For the record I quit targeting sturgeon decades ago when it becam clear that they were being overharvested.

Thanks for letting us all know that warm temps only affect that portion of the sturgeon...
Forum: Ifish Community 07-21-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Please help me understand their logic

So sturgeon are OK with warm water and are actually suffering unusual mortalities from an infection that has nothing to do with heat stress. Why then is the Columbia closed to recreational catch and...
Forum: Ifish Community 07-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,015
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: AK Trollers Think It's Unfair

And a few years later record returns.
Forum: Ifish Community 05-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,820
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Buckmaster confirmed

In the current system, more wild fish equals more available fish so harvesting fish with as little impact on wild fish as possible equals more available fish. If we had ten times as many hatchery...
Forum: The Salty Dogs 05-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Fresh shad for sale?

I used to buy them from tribal dipnetters at cascade Locks. Reasonable price and very fresh.
Forum: Ifish Community 04-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 24,654
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Buckmaster says he's no bomb tosser

Here is the Adaptive Management language from the plan where I have bolded the pertinent language.

The commissions would track implementation and results of the fishery management actions and...
Forum: Ifish Community 01-13-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Wilson steel, maxillary clip

They used to several years ago. Broodstock fish are now ad clipped only.
Forum: Ifish Community 01-07-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,918
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: What's the cost to raise a hatchery fish

Here is what independent scientists say about segregated and integrated programs.

Specifically in Puget Sound
“Segregated programs have been studied in several systems. Seamons et al. (2012)...
Forum: Ifish Community 01-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,918
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: What's the cost to raise a hatchery fish

Costs varies from one hatchery to the next for a number of reasons. Some have greater scale of economy; some have to pump water, causing higher costs. A ballpark figure these days is about $6 per...
Forum: Ifish Community 12-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,746
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Memaloose Boatramp Dredging

Back to the top. This grant application can not receive to much support from those of us that utilize this important facility.
Forum: Ifish Community 12-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,746
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Memaloose Boatramp Dredging

Thanks everyone, keep up the good work.
Forum: Ifish Community 12-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,746
Posted By Jack Smith
Memaloose Boatramp Dredging

“The Tillamook County Parks Department has procured a permit and is in the process of applying for a grant from the Oregon State Marine Board to help with the cost of dredging at the Memaloose Point...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 07-16-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,013
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: WFC Files 60-Day Notice Against Leavenworth Hatchery

Not sure you read the entire report as it and HSRG are very supportive of hatchery programs and have very specific criteria for reforms that would make hatchery practices better.

In most cases...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 06-14-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,311
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: odfw is short $34 million

Would someone be considered a consumptive user if they built their house, business or city in fish or game habitat or utlized a water source, power source, road system or other infrastructure that...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 05-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,626
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Study on Upper Willamette Spring Chinook

So you are now saying that negative impacts created by hatchery fish, harvest and other factors no matter how insignificant are equal to the negative impact of in river habitat contrary to almost...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 05-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,626
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Study on Upper Willamette Spring Chinook

Can you poll your experts with fisheries degrees and ask them to quantify how big of an impact hatchery fish breeding with wild fish is at the population level.

I thought it was your belief and...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-30-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,936
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Catch and Release regs should be changed

The study seeks to determine if angler caught broodstock are more likely to bite as opposed to those that either return to the hatchery without being caught or those that are procured from a trap...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,936
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Catch and Release regs should be changed

Your opinion is, well your opinion, in order for it to matter it needs to be scientifically verified.

Fact is there was a study done on bass, all of which were wild, which determined that those...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,936
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: Catch and Release regs should be changed

They are studying if angler caught broodstock (in this case wild parents) are more likely to produce hatchery fish that bite and comparing those results to trap caught broodstock (again wild...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: can you handle the truth?

Misinformed it is, thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-14-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: can you handle the truth?

The fact is we are not over planting or over harvesting steelhead. Plants have been reduced by nearly 2/3's from historical highs and are located in the lower portions of our rivers so that hatchery...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,276
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: CCA launches petition to protect sound steelhead hatchery program

CCA Oregon is fully engaged in the hatchery debate.

Here is our position on hatcheries:


CCA Oregon Position on Hatchery Funding and Reform (Adopted Dec. 8, 2013)
"CCA Oregon supports the...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: can you handle the truth?

I could not possibly post a reply that would do a better job of showing how misguided you are than what you accomplish with your replies above. Thanks
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: can you handle the truth?

Most hatchery programs are not supplementation programs they are augmentation programs meant to provide abundance while we work on repairing the damage that has been caused by our footprint on the...
Forum: Fish & Game Management 04-12-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By Jack Smith
Re: can you handle the truth?

Removing hatchery fish does not result in rivers that are restored it results in rivers that are fish museums with wild populations that track identical to those areas where hatchery fish are still...
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